Westland Greenhouses

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Tropical Plants

Westland carries a huge selection of tropical plants!  We are known for our ‘unusual finds’ of tropical houseplants, cacti and succulents.

Ficus elastica ‘Tineke’

Rubber Trees Plant

Requires bright in direct light.  Keep soil evenly moist- do not over water.   Fertilize once a month in spring and summer.  Plants like to be pot bound.  Re-pot in the spring when needed.



Requires bright indirect light.  Keep plant evenly moist.  Use liquid fertilizer once a week while budding.

Hibiscus hybrids


Stunning blooms throughout the growing season. Tropical hibiscus are not frost tolerant. Place in a location with a minimum of 4 hours of direct sun per day. Allow soil to dry out slightly between watering (top 3 cm of soil). Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season using a water soluble fertilizer high in Potassium and lower in phosphorous (the last number in the fertilizer code is higher than the middle number). Place in a bright frost free place during winter months. Fertilize every two months until spring.

Justicia brandegeeana

Shrimp Plant

Requires full sun to partial shade.  Water when soil is dry.  Can be a patio specimen during the summer.  Fertilize in the spring and summer.  Continuous bloomer.

Nematanthus gregarius

Goldfish Plant

Requires bright indirect light.  Keep the soil moist at all times prevent from becoming soggy.  Requires high humidity.   Fertilize during spring and summer.  Some plants may require a dormancy time period.

Nerium oleander


A classic houseplant with fantastic blooms. Will bloom on and off throughout the growing season. Place in a minimum 4 hours of direct sunlight during the summer growing season. Place in a bright, frost free place during winter. Fertilize with a high quality “blooming” fertilizer (high in potassium, or the middle number of the fertilizer code). Oleanders bloom on new shoots, so prune back in the fall to promote vigorous blooms in spring. Pruning tip: Cut the stem at a 45° angle, 1/4-inch above a leaf node (the place where a leaf or branch is attached to the stem.

Peperomia clusiifolia


Requires bright indirect light.  Water when dry.  Fertilize in the spring and summer.



Requires bright indirect light.  Plant in orchid (wood chip/bark) medium.  Water once a week- let water drain completely off plant roots.  Do not let sit in water.

Phoenix roebelenii

Robellini Palm / Dwarf Date Palm

Medium sized palm can reach up to 4 meters in height. Can be placed in direct sunlight. Plant in potting soil that has good drainage, or add 1 part peat moss and 1 part vermiculite to 1 part regular potting soil. Begin fertilizing 2 months after transplant. Chose a high quality fertilizer with 8-2-12 (N-P-K) that has boron and other micro-nutrients. When fertilizing, fertilize every 2 months in the dormancy period and during the growing season fertilize every two weeks.


African Violet

Requires moderate to bright indirect light.  Allow soil to dry out around the roots before watering.  Do not let whole pot dry out and do not over water.  This will encourage blooming.  Fertilize with special African Violet fertilizer.